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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 71,199 People

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I was Diagnosed with Clinical Depression at age

    10, after my first suicide attempt ... I am still on medication, however I now only have minor depressive episodes thanks to the pills my doctor prescribes me! (:
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Today's been bad. I've tried

    so hard to keep positive. But I really want to just... Be gone. I don't want to do any of this anymore.
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I finished so much of the things I " have to"

    do .... so the week is lovely i guess Im so kicking Depression fat *** and it feels good ... I really needed more positive thoughts 😃 & i need it from myself it feels so good right now especially after feeling beyond low last week. I felt like My whole world was gray !
    leiyah leiyah 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    My bf is battling depression.

    He failed a licensure exam few months ago that crushed him pretty bad. He cannot study and take it again due to his depression. He was given sleeping pills and anti anxiety meds by a doctor. He applied for work and we thought that he's doing better but after two wks of attending...
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I think my biggest problem

    that gives me depression is money. There is not enough ever to go around. I live in an expensive state. Have two teenage girls that are not cheap. I know money cant buy happiness but it pays the bills and I dont have to worry bout anything if I could do that comfortably. Funny...
    hcsunshine hcsunshine 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 22 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Today, I'm just tired

    and have this dull pain in the pit of my stomach. I just feel both anxious and sad. Time for some caffeine
    boobaloo22 boobaloo22 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Living with depression is like seeing shadows

    instead of the real things and problems in life. They all seem bigger, scarier and darker than they actually are. The funny thing, though, is that the only thing separating us from the light is exactly that object, that problem, in front of us. But we can’t see the real...
    asami13 asami13 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I see tons of people on here talking about how

    depressed they are so I thought I would share this. I've battled depression for years, and I've been through some pretty dark times. With a lot of help I learned not how to fix everything, but how to cope with what I have. I will always deal with it, but now I know I'll be okay...
    flashysnail flashysnail 26-30, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    metagross metagross 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Let me tell you a story about sadness.

    One day while you’re admiring the weather from your patio, you notice a stranger outside your house. He seems harmless so you invite him in for coffee. He comes back the next day and asks you to dinner and you oblige. You and him start hanging out everywhere. He follows you to...
    chronicfiend chronicfiend 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    How to avoid saying the wrong thing to those in

    need. The Ring Theory (also called the Kvetching Order) developed by Susan Silk, a clinical psychologist. In this example, she writes about The patient, Katie (who suffered a brain aneurysm and was in the ICU for a long period of time) and Katie's husband Pat. Draw a circle...
    antisocialno4 antisocialno4 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I asked my father to pick me up at work today

    because I just don't feel good, mentally and physically. He took a detour and we stop for a moment infront of my dream house. He said 'That house is going to be yours someday'. Then it hit me, I wish it wasn't that easy for me to think about giving up and killing myself.
    LavishLemon LavishLemon 18-21, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I know I am depressed,

    but no one in my life decides to recognize it. When my mom talks to me about it, instead of listening to me, she cuts me off and undermines what I'm saying. I already went through a suicidal phase and I don't want to go back, but I could at this point. I used to self-harm by...
    kellycollins123 kellycollins123 18-21, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    How do i hide selfharm ?

    I need advice
    GayTeenGuyUk GayTeenGuyUk 13-15, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    You wake up petrified

    because you realise you have to go through, yet again another day is this big bad horrible world.
    BethanHawkins BethanHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I feel like giving up right now.

    I'm so sick of feeling depressed. When I go to school it always makes it worse because there's too many mean people there. I hate most mean people. I just want to be happy. Or it to just all end. I had a break down today at school and almost cut. I haven't cut in over a...
    Taken111414 Taken111414 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    boobaloo22 boobaloo22 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    It's my 6th year at college

    that I supposed to graduate at the 4th year .... Am not lazy and not an F girl . But I had a lot of things which pot me in these road .. I am that girl who hide behind her fake laugh with the spirit of every thing is fine , tomorrow is a new day . Till now I am so good at...
    Gofran212 Gofran212 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Has anyone experienced any of these?

    If you have please see the professional help. Initial stages of possible Black Magic or Spirit Activity Your sleep is disturbed Fatigue and lack of energy to live day-to-day life You have Fear Disinterest in life Hopelessness You are irritated for no reason You get angry for no...
    Gloriaboszaman Gloriaboszaman 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I look to the sky desperate

    for answers The solace I crave never finds its way to me However the tears do Searing a path down my cheeks Pooling inside of palms turned upward As I sink to my knees and open my mouth into a silent scream The pain approaches in waves Crashing upon me and eroding my...
    EriDaniElla EriDaniElla 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    How do you know if you have depression?

    Because people know me for being happy and funny and thoughtful but other times usually when alone, I'm just upset. Like my mind's like this a great time to remember all the bad stuff that's happened to you and how I have to apply for college and audition and get a second job so...
    MyyaLyynch MyyaLyynch 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 77 Responses Jul 9

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    What would happen if I were to kill myself

    tonight? I know that I would be hurting everyone who loves me, but isn't it selfish of them to want me to have to suffer through life like this. I guess things could be worse, but everything is relative to the individual. Life seems hard for me even though I have a roof over my...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    i really hate life...

    everything and everyone makes me hate it so much. I'm going to end up being pushed past my limit and im going to end up taking my life. only then will these people realize what ******** they are.
    SwizzleDragon SwizzleDragon 16-17, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago